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About Milan Kundera
A former member of Czech’s Communist Party, Milan Kundera has combined political criticisms and comedy to produce many interesting novels. His expulsion from the party in 1950 inspired his 1967 novel entitled “The Joke”.
In 1975, Kundera migrated to France in an attempt to escape the political disturbance in his country. It was during his time in the country that his work started to flourish. His 1984 novel entitled “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” is seen as his best work.
His dad Ludvík Kundera, a renowned Czech musicologist, initially wanted him to pursue a career in music. His mum was called Milada Kunderová.
He studied at Prague’s Charles University, and later went to the Academy of Performing Arts to study filmmaking.
Kundera has received many awards for his numerous works. Some popular accolades that he has received include Jerusalem Prize, Herder Prize, The Austrian State Prize for European Literature, and Czech State Literature Prize.
He holds both French and Czech passports.
He was labelled a “police informer” after he allegedly reported Miroslav Dvořáček, who worked as a secret agent, to the police.
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Famous quotes by Milan Kundera
A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.Milan Kundera
Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.Milan Kundera
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.Milan Kundera
Happiness is the longing for repetition.Milan Kundera
He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.Milan Kundera
How goodness heightens beauty!Milan Kundera
Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.Milan Kundera
Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.Milan Kundera
Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.Milan Kundera
No great movement designed to change the world can bear to be laughed at or belittled. Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches.Milan Kundera
People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.Milan Kundera
The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.Milan Kundera
The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.Milan Kundera
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.Milan Kundera
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.Milan Kundera
There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.Milan Kundera
To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth.Milan Kundera
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.Milan Kundera
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.Milan Kundera
Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.Milan Kundera
You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.Milan Kundera
F.A.Q. about Milan Kundera
When is his birthday?
Milan Kundera's birthday is on April 1, 1929.
In how many days is his birthday?
Milan's birthday is in 113 days
How old is he?
He is 92 years old.
Where is Milan from?
He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia.
Milan Kundera's Popularity
Milan Kundera is a famous Czech writer, who was born on April 1, 1929. As a person born on this date, Milan Kundera is listed in our database as the 43rd most popular celebrity for the day (April 1) and the 35th most popular for the year (1929).
People born on April 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Milan Kundera is the 1065th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Milan Kundera's birthday, Milan Kundera is the 14th most famous Czech.
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